Venture Capital is the lifeblood of all commercial enterprises.
By Venture Capital we mean capital from all private sources starting
with the "Three F's" Friends, Fools and Family members. After
the three F's have been utilized the next form of Venture Capital
may come from the proverbial Angel Investor, by Angel Investor
we mean those private investors that invest in early or "seed"
stage ventures. The amounts they invest will vary and the types
of companies they invest in are as varied as the angels themselves.
A typical angel investor will invest far less than one million
dollars into anyone venture. Angels are often located by referral
only from trusted attorneys, accountants or prior business partners.
Finally, true Venture Capitalists are usually defined to mean
professionals who themselves raise large pools of money from pension
funds, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.
They in turn seek out high-risk, high-return typically larger
investments for their investors.
The attorneys at Jacobs & Associates have assisted its clients
in obtaining funding from all three of these funding sources.
Our services in this area include:
- creating a sound corporate structure into which an investment
can be made and secured;
- reviewing and or preparing cogent business plans to effectively
communicate our client's business, its goods, services, ideas,
management team, competitive strengths, weaknesses, prospects
and most of all why it deserves the investors' cold hard cash;
- locating suitable investors who are knowledgeable about our
client's business and who can provide more resources than
- advising our clients on valuation issues; and
- negotiating on our clients' behalf all of the other critical
terms and conditions which appear in virtually all investment
term sheets and investment documents.
While most investments occur through personal introductions from
trusted advisors, those succeeding in today's global economy recognize
that there are resources and opportunities all over the world.
The Internet has now enabled those far flung resources and opportunities
to be aggregated and "discovered" by anyone from anywhere. Recognizing
this phenomenon, we created WWW.VENTURE-CAPITALIST.COM
a no-nonsense web site containing two searchable databases for
the purpose of bringing entrepreneurs and investors together from
all parts of the world. The response was tremendous. As a result
of the activity surrounding our venture capital site, we are constantly
in the middle of significant deal flow and early stage opportunities.